Glenn E. Williams
E. Williams grew up in the Philadelphia area.
Glenn spent the early days in theater and taking drum lessons for seven
years. Not until he was 16 years
old, did he start playing the piano. He
started out self-taught until he passed his audition into Mansfield University.
Along the way he picked up on the flute, saxophone and other wind and
string instruments. Glenn continued
performing and studying with some of the top instructors in the Philadelphia-New
York area. In 1989 Glenn performed
his first solo tour with his back up band, The Promise.
He toured Pennsylvanian Colleges. His
sound was pop-infused funk/ jazz. The
tour went well, but Glenn discovered a new genre of music.
The genre was a blend of jazz, pop, instrumental and New Age.
He then decided to work on a solo project involving many different
instruments and a lot of keyboards and piano.
While working in Disney World as a singer and dancer in 1990, Glenn was
introduced to such artist as Yanni, David Lanz, Pat Metheny, Dave Benoit, Dave
Brubeck and others. After some more
years of studying, performing and producing others, Glenn started work on his
first solo new age album in 1994. Half
of the album was recorded in Nashville, TN, while working with such artist as
Amy Grant, Gary Chapman, Whiteheart, Vince Gill and many more. He
then returned to the Philadelphia area to complete the project and released
Picture This in the fall of 1994. Glenn
toured the album over the next two years in the Mid-Atlantic States.
All albums were sold at concerts or out of the trunk of his car.
A total of 1,000 albums were sold.
still at Temple University, a director of the movie Playground, approached
Glenn to assist in the scoring of his movie.
Glenn agreed. Glenn was to
be an assistant to the Music Supervisor/ Composer.
In the middle of production, the director called Glenn into a private
meeting with the writers and producers. They
asked Glenn for some new ideas. They
were not happy with the scoring so far. Glenn gave his ideas on the scoring. The director and producer then fired the Composer/ Music
Supervisor and replaced him with Glenn. Unfortunately
the only good review the movie received was that for the soundtrack and scoring.
then followed that up with a five song EP in 1997, titled Touched.
The EP was based on a meeting with a woman he met in graduate school.
After shopping the album around, Glenn was approached by Big Sky
Productions with a deal. Glenn
started working on three more songs with the company.
After almost a year of sluggish progress, Glenn decided to get out of the
contract and finish recording on his own. In
1998 he released Another View. With
the release of the new album, Glenn toured more extensively.
He went into Canada and the northeast even as far as the mid west.
Glenn even tried selling his CD in stores, on the Internet and again on
tour. The CD is still selling well
and has received many great reviews.
One year later, Bruce Warner, a jazz guitarist from Miami, FL, approached
Glenn. Bruce had put out five
albums under the names of Project X and Bruce G. Warner.
Glenn admired Bruces work. Bruce
had the idea of putting out a CD together.
They both wrote and produced pieces on the album.
The album has 17 tracks, each with a unique blend of their sounds. This album is currently only available through Top 10
Productions and Extreme Digital Productions.
is currently working on his next album and shopping around his musical of
Dracula. Glenn will be attaining
his Masters Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy in may of 2000.
Temple University, PA - BBA
Mansfield University, PA - BM
West Chester, PA MM
Picture This 1994
Touched (EP) 1997
Another View 1998
TKS with The Kingpin Syndicate 1997
Breakthrough with Bruce Warner 2000
Broken Wings with Ciara Cantwell 2000
Highlights from Dracula the Musical by Glenn E. Williams 2000
Directed by Tom Turner
This Day 1998
Directed by Stephen Condon
Directed by Stephen Condon
Academy Of Music, Philadelphia, PA
University, Philadelphia, PA
Chester University, West Chester, PA
University, Mansfield, PA
University, Millersville, PA
Middle East, Philadelphia, PA
Baptist Church, Somers Point, NJ
America Center, St. Louis, MO
Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
Stadium, Philadelphia, PA
Convention Center, Providence, RI
Resorts, Orlando, FL
Speakeasy, Upper Darby, PA
Convention Center, NJ
Mark Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Caesars, Philadelphia, PA
Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL